The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

By Jeannette Walls

  • Release Date: 2006-12-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
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From 128 Ratings
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Description

Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST
The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.

The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.

The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.

The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

Reviews

  • MUST READ

    5
    By EGLM
    I read this book a long time ago right after it first came out and I absolutely loved it. I read it all within a couple days. I would highly recommend it. So excited that it is now a movie.
  • Must read!

    5
    By Cheri Loo Who
    Amazing book! I could not put it down!
  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

    5
    By Strange167890
    Incredible memoir!! Such an entertaining read! So hard to believe it's a memoir!! Much respect for the author!
  • Read it!

    5
    By Kurplat
    This was the first biography that I've read and I honestly can't convey how much I loved this book, definitely a must read.
  • The Glass Castle

    4
    By frsky now
    Ms. Walls crafted quite an easy to read story, that was at times, emotionally draining. If even half of what she wrote is true, it is an incredible story of survival, and a very hard book to put down!
  • The Glass Castle

    5
    By Mmummamimi
    Riveting story of one woman's struggle to live life with an artist mother and drunken father. Beautifully written and conveys the desperate situations she found herself as she was growing up, but she never lost courage and had the confidence to face her future.
  • The glass castle

    5
    By Alyssa Cochrane
    This was such a good book, I recommend it
  • Awesome!

    5
    By Manu.tuccini
    It's for sure one of the best I have ever read!
  • Absolute must read

    5
    By Anne Gilson
    There are times where you must remind yourself that this is all true
  • ALL TIME FAVORITE

    5
    By Shelbs07ND
    the best book ever.

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